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July 6, 2016 by Hot Rods by Boyd

HRX3 Bronze and Polished

The HRX3 is part of the new HRX Series from Chris Coddington and Hot Rods by Boyd. Shown here in 20″ with a bronze center and a polished lip. The HRX Series is available in 18,19, and 20″ diameters in a range of widths from 7″ to 15″ wide. The HRX series are designed to fit most 5 lug applications. The profile of the center along with the unique cap specific to this series allows for a deeper look while still getting you the offsets and caliper clearance you need for your vehicle. Like the rest of the HRX Series the HRX3 is 100% made to order and made in the USA. For more information you can contact us at 714-855-4808.

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July 6, 2016 by Hot Rods by Boyd

HRX4 Charcoal and Polished

Shown here is the HRX4 which is part of our new HRX Series. The HRX series is the latest line from Chris Coddington and Hot Rods by Boyd. Expanding on the popular HRBB Pro Touring Series the HRX Series has a unique profile and cap that is specific to this series. The HRX series comes in 18,19, and 20″ right now to fit most 5 lug applications. Built with performance and styling in mind the HRX series also accommodates most large brake caliper upgrades. Stay tuned for more information as we launch the HRX series. If you have questions give us a call at 866-612-2693.

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July 2, 2016 by Hot Rods by Boyd

HRX-1 – Part of the new HRBB HRX Series

Chris Coddington and Hot Rods by Boyd are proud to announce the first of four designs that will make up the new HRX Series. The HRX 1 is shown here in both a polished finish and a brushed and polished combination finish. Our goal at HRBB was to expand our line of Pro Touring and Performance styled wheels. The HRX1 is race inspired and built to handle the most challenging  aspects of running a high performance car around the track. Each HRX series wheel is 100% Made to order and made in the USA. The HRX Series will be available in 18,19 and 20″ diameters and in a range of widths up to 15″ wide. Custom widths are also available in this series. The HRX series will also feature a new machined cap that is unique to the series. For more information about the HRX series give us a call at 714-855-4808. hrx1brushedcropped HRX1 polishedsmall
June 24, 2016 by Hot Rods by Boyd

Signature Series Twisted Columbus

The latest wheel to hit our Signature Series this summer is a twisted version of our popular Columbus wheel. We put a slight twist to the Columbus to give it a different look and we are happy with the results. Shown here in a brushed and charcoal finish. This first set will be featured on a Boydster 1 project currently in the works. You can see these wheels in person at the Goodguys 19th PPG Nationals in Columbus Ohio in two weeks. The Twisted Columbus can be made in a variety of finish combinations. Available in sizes 17-22″ to fit most 5 lug applications. We offer a range of widths to the backspace of your specification. Like the rest of the Signature Series the Twisted Columbus is 100% made in the USA. For more information give us a call at 866-612-2693. DSC_0571 DSC_0574 boyd
May 18, 2016 by Hot Rods by Boyd

Bringing Back The Original Billet Wheels | Retro Series

My father, Boyd Coddington, produced some of the first billet wheels for the hot rods he was building back in the early 80’s. The demand for those billet wheels grew and the custom made to order billet wheel industry was born. Throughout the 80’s and 90’s many iconic designs came out of Hot Rods by Boyd and were featured on high profile Boyd Built cars like Chezoom and Aluma coupe. Today Hot Rods by Boyd is bringing back the cool styles of that era and offering a wider range of fitments and sizes than previously offered. All HRBB Retro Series wheels feature the soft lip and are available in diameters 17″ to 24″ for most 5 and 6 lug applications. Hot Rods by Boyd is also willing to bring back any one of your favorite billet designs from the past. So if you don’t see it in our line up give us a call to discuss making those for you.

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April 21, 2016 by Hot Rods by Boyd

Camacho Painted Version 2.0

Shown here is our Signature Series Camacho in 20″ with our charcoal and polished 2.0 finish. The top of the spokes have our high luster polish exposed while the windows are masked off on the detail of the spokes then sprayed with Cerakote Ceramic Charcoal. We can mask and paint any of our wheels in a number of ways. We are looking to hearing some of your ideas or just let us come up with one to meet your needs. For more information about the Camacho wheel and our finishing capabilities you can contact us at Hot Rods by Boyd direct at 866-612-2693.

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April 20, 2016 by Hot Rods by Boyd

Bringing back the 90’s | Tri Fan

Another release into our Retro Series is the Tri-Fan. Designed and built back in 1990 by Boyd Coddington the Tri-Fan was the first 3 spoke true directional wheel to be offered for sale to the public. The Tri Fan turned out to be a truly iconic billet wheel design featured on such vehicles as the Boyd Built, Mitsubishi powered, Aluma Coupe. Today Chris Coddington and Hot Rods by Boyd are bringing back some of the older designs but offering them in a wider range of sizes and fitments. Pictured below is the Tri-Fan in 22″ with a soft lip. For more information about this wheel or if you would like an older design recreated please give HRBB a call at 866-612-2693. Tri Fan 22 inch
March 16, 2016 by Hot Rods by Boyd

We have the Solution for the Solution

We have the Solution for your polishing woes. Our ceramic clearcoat is a great option to lock in that nice polished or brushed finish. The ceramic clearcoat option comes in gloss and low gloss. For fully polished surfaces and some brushed we recommend the high gloss. For fully brushed wheels the low gloss clear softens up the finish and makes it maintenance free. For more information give us a call at 866-612-2693

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March 3, 2016 by Hot Rods by Boyd

Boydster Project Update

We have been working on a Boydster I project with Vinny’s Designs in Colorado. The Boydster I is running original Boyd Coddington Pro Ride chassis with all machined billet components. Are plan for the Boydster is to make it a tribute to the Boyd cars of the 80’s. We brushed and sprayed all the billet parts with Cerakote low gloss clear. We went with a custom mix red PPG paint. The chassis will be outfitted with Aldan Coilovers AS-655 for the Rear and  AS-656 for the front which will be brushed and cleared as well. The Boydster will be running a 383 stroker motor with machined and brushed valve covers and air cleaner. The wheels shown are just rollers. We wil be running a couple different sets of wheels on the Boydster. Look for more pics in the coming weeks as we progress.

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February 18, 2016 by Hot Rods by Boyd

The Truth about the 1929 Roadster Dave Kindig Sold at Barrett-Jackson

Last month at Barret-jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona a 1929 Roadster was put up for sale by Dave Kindig  of Kindigit Designs. As per Barrett-Jackson’s website the description for the roadster was as follows:

“Lot #1035 – This 1929 Ford Model A roadster was originally built by Boyd Coddington for a good friend of his, Vern Luce. Vern was one of Boyd’s first clients and had many cars built by Boyd’s Rod Shop. This roadster has many custom touches, such as a custom-built chassis, Boydster independent front and rear suspension, one-off true knock-off wheels, Marcel’s custom body mods including, three-piece aluminum hood and sides, custom floor, shortened rear body, modified body revels, shortened grille, pinched and stretched front end. Finished in Boyd’s Red, the body is excellent. As Boyd was finishing the roadster, Vern passed away. Boyd purchased the car from Vern’s widow. Before the car was complete, Boyd passed away and the car was only in need of a windshield and upholstery. The car is finished to the specifications that Boyd would have finished it. 5-speed manual transmission.”

The car went across the block on Friday evening proudly displayed on the screen as a Boyd Coddington car. Yet another one of Boyd’s projects that didn’t get finished due to his untimely death. The story that was pitched was untrue almost in its entirety. I was made aware of the car the morning of the day the car was supposed to go across the block. A long time employee of my dad called and asked me about it. He was concerned because he was around the time this car would have been started; in fact he would have been there at the end as well. The story being pitched just wasn’t adding up. I made a few calls and could not find anyone that remembered the car or could corroborate Dave Kindig’s story behind the promotion of the car. I attempted to reach out to Dave and the Kindigit camp through social media before the car sold, to no avail. I was flying out to BJ the next day so I was hoping I could track Dave down and get the story from him. On Saturday at BJ right before the French Connection went across the block I ran into Dave, introduced myself, and he immediately said, “Come on let’s go talk about this.” I was pressed for time but had a good 5 minutes to talk it over. Dave told me he bought the car from a guy named Jason Hughes, who had bought the car from Jerry Covington of Covington’s Customs.  It was then that Dave showed me a letter signed by Jerry Covington. It stated clearly all the details of the roadster. Body bought from Boyd Coddington, chassis made by Boyd Coddington, however on the second page it clearly states Covington Customs built the car. Dave told me he had only received that letter just a week before the auction. I asked him why he went through selling the car as one built by my dad and his only response was, “The brochures were already printed.” Our conversation was short since I wanted to see the French Connection go across block, but I was still left with questions about the whole ordeal.

When I got back to town I made a few calls. One was to Jerry Covington. Jerry gave me the run down on the phone just as you see it in the letter. A body was purchased around 1989 from my dad, which was going to be used for a project for Vern Luce before he died. My dad made the chassis and the wheels, and commissioned Thom Taylor to do a rendering of car for Jerry’s wife. From there Jerry took the car and for the next 20+ years worked on it off and on, having people like Marcel’s do work to the body. Jerry sold the car to Jason Hughes in late 2014. In May 2015 Jason contacted Jerry and told him he was trying to sell the car and asked him if he could put together a list about some of the details of the car. This is the list you see here signed by Jerry. In September 2015, as Jerry was fueling up while on the Hot Bike tour, he gets a call from Dave Kindig. Dave tells Jerry he is interested in buying the car and would like some more information. Once again Jerry went down the bullet point list off the top of his head just as he put down on the paper for Jason. After talking to Jerry I made a call to Dave. I told him about all the information I uncovered and that I wanted him to make it right. I wanted my dad’s name off the car and I wanted the person who actually built the car, Jerry Covington, to receive the proper credit. Not only that but there was a buyer who purchased the car under the pretense it was a Boyd Coddington car. I made it clear I was willing to give him a chance do these things to make it right before I put the information out there. After the first call I received another call from Dave about 4 hours later. It was then that he sent me the Jerry Covington letter. Dave told me a story that he had misunderstood the timeline of the car. Page 2 of that letter clearly states Covington Customs built the car. Dave says he only found out a week before the auction.

Jerry says he talked to Dave in September of 2015. Either way Dave had time to tell the truth, but instead chose to run with another narrative that contradicted Jerry Covington’s letter. My last conversation with Dave was the Tuesday afternoon after BJ. Dave told me he would get back to me by the end of the week and give me a proposal as to how he was going to fix this mess. It’s now almost 3 weeks later and I am still waiting for that call. Dave Kindig has not returned any of my texts or attempts to get hold of him, so I am putting this information out there for the public to decide. In fact Dave has also made an attempt to scrub his social media, specifically his Facebook page of any and all posts or references of the roadster. Take a look at all the information and you will see that this is not a Boyd Coddington-built car.

Time frames can be confused but let’s get to the heart of the matter: “Boyd purchased the car from Vern’s widow. Before the car was complete, Boyd passed away and the car was only in need of a windshield and upholstery. The car is finished to the specifications that Boyd would have finished it.”

My dad did not purchase this car back and try to finish it before he died. That body and chassiss made a one-way trip to Jerry and he is the one that put together this cool little roadster. This is the part that has myself, The Coddington Estate, Jerry Covington, and everyone upset. As far as Barrett-Jackson is concerned they have in the past required documentation or a letter from the estate to verify a car’s authenticity. In fact the seller of a 1940 Ford convertible project that was in the works by my father when he passed which sold at the same Scottsdale auction was required by Barrett-Jackson to get something in writing from myself or the estate verifying it’s authenticity. I personally verified and supplied the documentation for that car. All it takes is one call or one email to start the process. Looks like they let one slide by.

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